St. Petersburg in self-isolation: Russia’s northern capital put into partial lockdown over coronavirus

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Following Moscow’s go well with, Russia’s prime tradition vacation spot of Saint Petersburg has imposed a near-total lockdown over the Covid-19 pandemic, telling residents to not depart their properties save for emergency or important procuring.

Saint Petersburg governor Aleksandr Beglov rolled out the measures on Monday night, day after Moscow launched its strict self-isolation regime. The Baltic Sea metropolis is Russia’s second-largest, with a inhabitants of 5.four million. The surrounding Leningrad Region, home to a different 1.9 million folks, has additionally put basic travel restrictions in place.

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In Saint Petersburg, the self-isolation rules are much like these in Moscow: persons are prohibited from leaving properties aside from instances of emergency or searching for medical assist. They can nonetheless go to work in the event that they need to, or store at a close-by medicine retailer or grocery.

Those who’ve pets can stroll them solely inside a 100-meter distance from their residence. Everyone is suggested to maintain a distance of not less than 1.5 meters in public locations and transport.

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Earlier within the day, Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin referred to as upon all of the Russian areas to implement comparable necessary self-isolation insurance policies. Apart from Moscow and the Moscow Region, the state fo partial lockdown has already been imposed by some 20 different Russian areas.

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